This death threat was uttered from an Iranian judge spoken to an underground Believer in Iran as quoted in the latest Voice of the Martyrs publication (2009 Special Issue page 8).
It got me thinking about the difference between those who become Christians in nations where it means a death sentence, and those who become Christians in the West. It raised the following questions for me:
– What if we were faced with the same proclamation that this judge gave to this man?
– How would we react in this same situation?
– Are we prepared to face this possible life or death situation?
– If Christianity was made illegal tomorrow and we were brought before a court for the crime of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence in the average life of an American Believer to convict them?
Tough questions, but questions we may one day have to face no matter what comfortable, prosperous, and secure nation we live in today.